Nice! Welcome! My folks have a house in Tuscon. I typically HATE big cities, or i should say the PEOPLE in big cities, but Tuscon seems to somehow escape the plague of angry immoral uncaring people that plague other large cities I have been to. Always enjoy myself when there!!!
Well, OldMech, I agree. Tucson, to me, is a large small town, not a shabby place to live.
I did design my bee suite to increase my awareness and to be very sensitive to AFB traits. Seriously, it is a very hot climate in the summer, a full suite is brutal, plus I would not go into a large hive brood nest without a veil and a smoker. Joe Clemens, whom I got all my original stock from, is a very experienced local beekeeper in these parts and he does not wear a veil when working his own stock. Ask me in another year about AHB....
Thanks for he welcome, good vibe in this forum.